Chipotle Chicken and Pinto Bean Bowls

Chef Alli stirring pot

Chipotle Chicken and Pinto Bean Bowls

Pinto Beans:
1 lb. dry pinto beans
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. chili powder
8 cups chicken broth
1 Tbs. olive oil
Place beans, onion, garlic, chili powder, chicken broth, and oil into pressure cooker; set for 30 minutes on high setting. When timer goes off, use a natural release until all pressure is released from pressure cooker.
Chipotle Chicken:
1 Tbs. olive oil
8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, seasoned with salt and pepper
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup chicken stock
2 Tbs. diced chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
1 Tbs. dark brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minces
1 Tbs. chipped fresh cilantro
Zest and juice of 1 lime
Cornstarch slurry (1 Tbs. water combined 2 tsp. cornstarch)
Diced tomatoes, sour cream, cilantro, cheese, for garnish
With pressure cooker’s lid off, heat oil on high setting; when oil is hot, add chicken thighs, a few at a time, browning on both sides, until all thighs are browned. Add chicken stock, chipotle chilies, brown sugar, garlic, cilantro, lime zest, and lime juice to pressure cooker pot; lock lid into place and set for 8 minutes on high setting. When timer goes off, do a quick release to release all pressure from pressure cooker. With lid off, set pressure cooker to high setting, add slurry to pot and cook just until sauce is thickened. Serve chicken over warm pinto beans, garnished with tomatoes, sour cream, cilantro, and cheese, as desired.

Now You’re Cookin’,
Chef Alli


Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

Blog Comments

I question the consistency of this dish, it was like soup. The slurry didn’t thicken it up much. Was I suppose to shred the chicken at some point? Some rice might have absorbed some of the liquid. I guess I was expecting a think “spoon can stand it” consistency, not soup. Wonderful flavor! I also need to note on my recipe that i need to allow nearly an hour for the beans to come to pressure and cook for 30 min.

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